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UC MEXUS 2017 Call for Proposals for Collaborative Research Grants and Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

UC MEXUS-CONACYT has announced the 2017 Call for Proposals for Collaborative Research Grants and Postdoctoral Research Fellowships. The Collaborative Research Grant aims to provide seed funding to UC and Mexican researching public issues including but not limited to basic and applied collaborative research, public service, instructional development and education projects. The Postdoctoral Research Fellowship seeks to advance the careers and academic scholarship of Mexican and UC researchers and scholars after obtaining a PhD. The deadline for both is 6, March 2017. For general information please visit  If you would like specific information regarding the grants and fellowships please follow the links provided below.

UC MEXUS-CONACYT Collaborative Research Grants

UC MEXUS-CONACYT Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

3rd Binational UC-Mexico Health Working Group Meeting

The UC-Mexico Health Working Group will come together in an event hosted at UC Berkeley to discuss key objectives and research areas on December 1-3, 2016.  Some of the sessions will be on topics such as Maternal & Neonatal Health, Diabetes, Health Leadership and Management; as well as Regulatory Sciences.

Dr. Allert Brown-Gort Appointed Director of La Casa de la Universidad de California in Mexico

The UC Office of the President appointed and welcomed Dr. Allert Brown-Gort as the new Executive Director of La Casa de la Universidad de California in Mexico.  He is an accomplished academic and experienced international program administrator.  His work includes numerous international projects in the US and Mexico involving institutional, economic and public health issues; as well as the roles of culture and psychology in shaping values, institutions and political systems. He has also been a Visiting Professor in the International Relations Department at the Mexico Autonomous Institute of Technology (ITAM) and a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Work and the Economy in Chicago. Additional information about Casa de California>>

The 15 Best Classical Films of Mexico to be Projected in 2017

The Secretary of Culture in conjunction with the Cineteca Nacional, the UC-Mexico Initiative and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese from UCLA will be presenting 15 of the best and classic films from Mexico across UC campuses. The purpose of the presentation will be to disseminate and promote the artistic and cultural expressions of Mexico within the United States. The model pilot entitled, “Epoca de Oro del Cine Mexicano,” launched in October at UCLA, included the presence of Alejandro Pelayo, General Director from Cineteca Nacional.  A few of the feature films included La Otra (1946), En La Palma De Tu Mano (1950) and La Noche Avanza (1951).  The project contributes to the promotion of national and classic cinematography, and aims to enhance cross-border cultural cooperation with the United States. See more information here.

 UC-Mexico Initiative in the News

Congratulations to UC Davis faculty member Jeffrey Ross-Ibarra and his team who have just pulled in a $4.1 million, 5-year NSF grant to study maize adaptation in different environments and to climate change, a collaborative project supported by the UC-Mexico Initiative. Additional information>>


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